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FILM OF THE MONTH
MUSTON - BY DEAN WILSON
Film by Dave Lee
Dean: Like lots of people, the only thing I know about Muston is that you see the sign for it on the way to Scarborough and the playwright Shelagh Delaney retired there.
Dave: I didn't know that till Dean mentioned it. He likes mentioning it.
Dean: She's a great Northern icon and I love A Taste Of Honey. Muston is only a tiny village and it seemed such an odd place for someone like her to end up.
Dave: We were in Scarborough shooting A Scarborough Trilogy and spotted the underpass thing as we were filming on the Cliff Bridge above. It looked great and I could imagine Dean wandering around inside. It was then that the Muston poem popped into my mind.
Dean: It was early in the morning, after we'd been shooting on the beach and Dave went up on the bridge and just shouted down that I should wander around until he told me to stop. I didn't really understand why until I saw the edit.
Dave: I love the last shot. The sun was still very low so Dean's shadow was really long, like John Wayne's in The Searchers. Only more butch.
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A SCARBOROUGH TRILOGY
I WANT A LOCKDOWN LOVER
TAKE ME UP THE LIGHTHOUSE
THERE'S NOWT AS BORING AS OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS
HULL HATH NO FURY LIKE A POET SCORNED
NEVER STAND ON A DECKCHAIR
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